Top 10 High Jump World Records 

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How high can a person jump? This is very dependent on the method used. There was once an Olympic standing high jump category, but there is currently only one high jump event in track and field. Let’s take a look at the top 10 high jump records ever set.

10. Vyacheslav Voronin – 2.40m

Russian high jumper and athlete Vyacheslav Nikolayevich Voronin competes in track and field. The World and European Indoor Championships were won by Voronin.

His individual best is 2.40 meters, which he achieved in London in August 2000.

In terms of height, it is the tenth highest jump ever. He competed in Helsinki 2005 and Athens 2004 but didn’t win any medals.

9. Charles Austin – 2.40m

On December 19, 1967, Charles Allen Austin, an American sportsperson, was born. He won the gold medal in the men’s high jump event at the Atlanta Summer Olympics in 1996.

He was admitted to the US Track & Field Hall of Fame in 2012. His 2.40m high jump mark became the new American record. Austin was one of the favorites to win the gold medal at the 1992 Olympics after winning the gold at the 1991 World Championship.

8. Sorin Matei – 2.40m

Born on July 6, 1963, Sorin Matei is a former high jumper from Romania. 2.40 meters is the height of his career-best jump, which he achieved in Bratislava in June 1990. Matei and Rudolf Povarnitsyn are currently tied for seventh place overall in the men’s outdoor high jump rankings.

However, he is ranked as the eighth-best high jumper of all time. In 1980 and 1992, Matei competed in the Olympics and placed 13th each time.

7. Rudolf Povarnitsyn – 2.40m

Former athlete Rudolf Pavlovich Povarnitsyn competed for the Soviet Union and later Ukraine. His greatest achievement in high jumping was a bronze medal he won in 1988 for the Russian Empire.

Before Igor Paklin beat it by one centimeter, his personal best leap of 2.40 meters in Donetsk was the world record from August 11 to September 4, 1985.

6. Ivan Sergeyevich Ukhov – 2.41m

Russian high jumper Ivan Sergeyevich Ukhov competes worldwide. He won the gold medal at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships and has won the European Indoor Championships twice. He won the high jump event in the 2010 IAAF Diamond League’s inaugural season and finished second in the 2010 European Athletics Championships.

Four times, Ukhov broke the indoor national record for Russia: on January 28, 2007, in Moscow, he jumped 2.39 meters; on February 25, 2009, in Athens, he jumped 2.40 meters; and on January 16, 2014, in Chelyabinsk, he jumped 2.41 meters (7′ 10-3/4′′).

5. Igor Vasilyevich Paklin – 2.41m

Former Kyrgyz competitor Igor Vasilyevich Paklin competed first for the Soviet Union and then for Kyrgyzstan. The Frunze Armed Forces Athletic Society served as his training facility. Paklin won the high jump event at the 1987 World Indoor Championships and the USSR’s silver medal at the 1987 World Championships.

With a jump of 2.41 meters, he is the fifth-highest jumper in history (7 feet 11 in). Paklin was the first high jumper to use the Fosbury Flop technique, as did all other modern high jumpers. He leaped with his right leg.

4. Bohdan Viktorovych Bondarenko – 2.42m

Bohdan Viktorovych Bondarenko is a high jumper from Ukraine. He won the Olympic bronze medal in 2016, the World Championship in 2013, and the European Championship in 2014. Bondarenko executes a Fosbury Flop jump from his right leg.

He recorded a new personal best jump of 2.42 meters on June 14, 2014, at the IAAF Diamond League competition in New York City. The leap is a significant achievement for Europe, and it puts him in a tie for third place with Patrik Sjöberg in the men’s all-time list, behind Mutaz Essa Barshim and Javier Sotomayor.

3. Patrik Sjober – 2.42m

Swedish high jumper Jan Niklas Patrik Sjöberg is now retired. He established a new world record of 2.42 meters on June 30, 1987 in Stockholm. He is third all-time in the world behind Javier Sotomayor and Mutaz Essa Barshim, and this is still the European record.

2. Mutaz Essa Barshim – 2.43m

Mutaz Essa Barshim, a high jump competitor from Qatar who is of Sudanese descent, was born on June 24, 1991. He holds the Asian and national records with a height of 2.43 m (7 feet 11 12 in). On September 5, 2014, in Boudewijnstadion Bruxelles (BEL), he broke the record for the second-highest jump.

1. Javier Sotomayor Sanabria – 2.45m

Former Cuban track and field athlete Javier Sotomayor Sanabria currently holds the high jump world record. With a personal best of 2.45 meters, he was the first person to ever clear eight feet in the high jump during the 1990s. He was the dominant high jumper at the time.

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